Dec 9, 2012 6:30pm PST
ways to recycle your phone. now that makes sense! >> this week on "moyers & company" -- >> when you have more and more control of the media in the hands of a few of these giant billion-dollar corporations, i think you're not going to have the kind of debate and discussion and information that makes our democracy the kind of democracy it should be. >> and -- >> there's a reason to have political parties. but to give them the control they have over our political system is just wrong. >> announcer: funding is provided by -- carnegie corporation of new york, celebrating 100 years of philanthropy, and committed to doing real and permanent good in the world. the kohlberg foundation. independent production fund, with support from the partridge foundation, a john and polly guth charitable fund. the clements foundation. park foundation, dedicated to heightening public awareness of critical issues. the herb alpert foundation, supporting organizations whose mission is to promote compassion and creativity in our society. the bernard and audre rapoport foundation. the john d. and catherine t. ma
Dec 9, 2012 5:00pm PST
or ideology. conservatism my foot, it's all about the money. coming up on "moyers and company," poet james autry on living a life of gratitude, no matter what. >> the world is very much with us. and i'm no pollyanna, but i choose gratitude as an interior journey, an interior practice that sort of this one that, if i can choose to be grateful for my life, love the life i have in the midst of all this, then i can be grateful for other things. >> and at our website, billmoyers.com, you can find out more about fighting back against this current fcc attempt to let big media take over even more of what we watch and read. our take action page will show you how. also, take time to look at our group think section, where a lively and diverse collection of contributors gather to discuss whether corporate giants should have so much control over how citizens of a democracy get their information. that's all at billmoyers.com. i'll see you there, and i see you here, next time. male announcer: truly c.a. is a kqed production, presented in association with: [lively percussive music] ♪ next on truly c.a..
Dec 26, 2012 12:00pm EST
was reminded of a wonderful conversation that took place probably 30 plus years ago between bill moyers and one of, a former justice, justice blackmun, talking about the constitution. answer this question sort of goes to at what's at the heart of constitutionalism and rule of law, and looking back at the list of things that you listed. in the course of that conversation after a long discussion about the constitutionalism, a center. essentially blackmun turns to moyers and says it's really the preamble that breathes life into the constitution. and i wondered whether that's a point of view that you hold and whether you think it has relevance in the situation we're talking about now. >> , preamble, we the people and united states, et cetera, i used to be able to quote it, i don't think i can now. anyway, it's written down. and the preamble is important saying we the people. but is not the only thing. and i say that because i do think, i had a very interesting conversation in china, i thought. i've gone there twice. the first time was a few years ago, maybe eight or 10, when we went to beijing and